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“Excellent French restaurant and excellent service!”

La Villa French Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 3,288 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Michelin Starred Restaurant trained French Chef Thierry Mounon and his wife Tina are welcoming you in that elegant colonial style Villa. In Saigon's District 2, enjoy traditional or not so traditional French cuisine straight from Provence. Have lunch or dinner in the serene courtyard or refined interior, both bolstered by experienced and personable waitstaff. La Villa French Restaurant is located on a quiet side street off Thao Dien, a short taxi ride from the city center. La Villa French Restaurant features authentic French cuisine with true love of top products.Lunch Menu available, Dinner, a la carte and set menus are available for your dining pleasure. For the connoisseur a broad selection of French wines is on offer.La Villa is closed Sundays. Local Insight: The Lobster Menu is a must! Lunch Menu available Bringing due diligence to dessert, each pastry is delicate, delicious and just a touch decadent.
Nedlands, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent French restaurant and excellent service!”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Just dinner and I did not want to wait to give my opinion. Since we arrived the service was exquisite, worthy of a 5 star chef and his wife have been filed and served at the table and from the first appetizers to dessert, we were not disappointed either. Despite its price for Vietnam, worth escape the bustle of the city for a romantic dinner. Excellent wine and cheese!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Stephanie B
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ThierrySaigon, Owner at La Villa French Restaurant, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Stephanie B,

Thank you very much for visiting us and taking time to post such a nice review on Trip Advisor. I did communicate your great comments to all our team and all are delighted to know that you did have such a nice experience with us! We do hope to welcome you back very soon in future at La Villa! Thank you for your time and patronage.
"Carpe Diem!"
Best regards, Thierry, Tina and La Villa's Crew
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent”
Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Very good service. Strongly recommend for friendly gathering . The wine selection was unique and plenty. We had a great time.

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1 Thank Dustinyang
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ThierrySaigon, Owner at La Villa French Restaurant, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear DustinYang,

Thank you very much for your great comments and for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that your did have great time gathering with your friends. We are glad as well that you did like our wine list as we do try to have an eclectic french wine selection. I did communicate your great comments and all are delighted to know that you did have such a nice experience while dining with us. Thank you very much for your time and for visiting us. We are looking forward welcoming you back very soon in future at La Villa in HCMC.
"Carpe Diem!"
Best regards, Thierry and La Villa's Crew
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Number 1 for good reason - don't hasitate go here”
Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

Overall a wonderful evening at La Ville.
The owners are proud of their resturant and should be. They are created a great mix of great food, great wine, solidly service, amazing cheese in a lovely setting which just so happen to be there home too !!
We booked on the day "just invade we needed to" and we did need to as by 8pm all tables were gone on a Thursday night.
We were meet at the taxi and welcomed to the resturant. The offer of pre dinner outdoor drinks was tempting but on a hot sticky night we headed for the a/c.
The menu is cleverly thought out and combinations to suit you tasty and purse are there. Naturally we got totally excited and went for the 5 course gourmet (basically you chose a starter, fish course, main course and desert - in between all of that Rees cheese too).
All the food we had was carefully balanced and seasoned to the right level. This is a skilled chef so sit back and try things you would normally try. Would love to have done to Degistation but at 10 courses it scared us :-)
Basics are "save up and come here". Yes it's a bit pricey compared to a street stall in Ho but this is a world class resturant - so for that the price is about right.
The owners come over to the tables often which is a wonderful touch.
Lots of little hidden dishes come out - a platter of "amuse bouche", a mushroom soup, a liquor, a macaroon, a thyme tea.
These touches are nice surprises that just add to a great evening.
The service is good - maybe not quite 5 star but I don't like 5 star service so it was perfect for me.
The ambiance was buzzing in a full resturant so we actually took desert outside by the ppool just to get a bit of quiet time.

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2 Thank Stu531
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ThierrySaigon, Owner at La Villa French Restaurant, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Stu531,

Thank you very much for this great review on TripAdvisor and for sharing your experience at La Villa with us. We are all delighted to read that you had such a nice diner yesterday while dining with us. We do try our very best every day to offer to our guests the kind of experience you do describe in your review. It's always a great reward for all the team to know that our guests left the restaurant fully satisfied! Thank you very much again for visiting us and we do hope to welcome you back in future.
"Carpe Diem!"
Best regards, Thierry, Tina and La Villa's Crew
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“was already amazing become exceptional”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

I recently had the chance to visit La Villa for a second time, we can clearly see that the amazing ambiance and the enjoyable welcome from the young owning couple was a recipe for success, the restaurant is now full, the improvement on the decoration as well as in the plate are remarkable.
The Foie gras is cook at the perfection, The cheese board cannot be missed... Looking forward to travelling again to Saigon very soon

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank Roms06
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ThierrySaigon, Owner at La Villa French Restaurant, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Dear Roms06,

It was a pleasure to have you with us again here at La Villa, and thank you for bring your charming family with you that time! Always delighted to welcome returning guest and to leave them a second time fully satisfied! Of course we do hope to welcome you back very soon for your next visit in HCMC, do not hesitate to contact me directly if you need special arrangements. Again thak you for visiting us again and your patronage.
"Carpe Diem!"
Best regards, Thierry, Tina and La Villa's Crew
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Wonderfull place”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

After reading all the good reviews and as we want to spoil our self we decided to come here.

Already when we arrive the experience begins as a nice lady was welcoming us from the street and walk us in the beautiful old villa.
You notice direct, when you walk in, all is designed and set here with one thing in mind, pleasing the customer.

After seating the wife of the chef came to welcome us, did a small talk, and make some suggestions.

We choose the menu the la villa because it comes with a cheese trolley to choose from.
The food we get was well prepared and delicious. Also the time between the courses was perfect timed.
When the cheese trolley came, and as we are cheese lovers, we ask a small bite portion of all different cheeses they have. I think it was around 13 or so.
Without any hassle the waitress took a new plate and begin to arrange 2 bites from all cheese on the plate. After that she bring some extra bread to go with the cheese and we eat all, wow we enjoyed so much.

After dinner, we decided to go sitting outside next to the pool to enjoy some more.

I think it was around 12:30 we notice that we where the only persons left in the restaurant so it was time to go... :(

We paid for our night all included (2 glass of champagne, dinner, a bottle of wine and some extra wine outside) 3.800.000 VND for 2 persons.

Its not cheap, but if you want to pamper yourself its worth every dong.

Great place with owners that know and love what they are doing!

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank AnhBo
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ThierrySaigon, Owner at La Villa French Restaurant, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Dear AnhBo,

Thank you very much for your great review on Trip Advisor, all the team is delighted to read that you had such nice experience while having diner at La Villa. Glad to know that you did appreciate our French Cheese Trolley! Thank you for visiting us and your patronage and the kind words! We do truly hope to welcome you back soon in future!
"Cape Diem!"
Best regards, Thierry, Tina and all La Villa's Crew
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